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19th Century 8th Grade Test

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Nneri
Female, 13-17, Western US
 1543 Posts
Wednesday, November 24, 2004 10:44:59 PM
OMG that's fricking impossible!!! Soooo glad I didn't live then!

valgal
Female, 30-39, Southern US
 16421 Posts
Monday, November 22, 2004 12:10:03 PM
wow what a diffcult test

eastsiderepp
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 7318 Posts
Sunday, November 21, 2004 11:35:34 AM
Silly 19th century schoolchildren.

gizmo331
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1262 Posts
Saturday, November 20, 2004 3:49:03 PM
They can also be used in writing as a means to express when someone is shouting, yelling, or stressing a word or phrase by typing all caps.

gizmo331
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1262 Posts
Saturday, November 20, 2004 3:46:53 PM
Workin, today's grammar schools generally sum up those 9 uses for capital letters by saying that you should capitalize 'proper names.' You know, person, place, or thing etc, etc.

gizmo331
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1262 Posts
Saturday, November 20, 2004 3:41:55 PM
scuzzy, that's exactly what the question is asking. and i only provided a partial answer to save space.

loomer
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 75 Posts
Saturday, November 20, 2004 12:46:00 PM
good god that is way too tough
did they really expect kids to pass that

SuperMcCgirl
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 10631 Posts
Saturday, November 20, 2004 12:42:07 AM
Since I am homeschooled.

SuperMcCgirl
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 10631 Posts
Saturday, November 20, 2004 12:41:55 AM
I know a lot of the English questions because I was forced to learn that stuff.

emolita
Female, 13-17, Western US
 35 Posts
Saturday, November 20, 2004 12:30:16 AM
Whoa! I used to live in Salina Kansas!

workin4jesus
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 162 Posts
Friday, November 19, 2004 11:02:16 PM
good call jlconran...a lot of those units are no longer relevant....did ne1 find the 9 uses for capital letters im just curious...

jlconran07
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 90 Posts
Friday, November 19, 2004 6:19:01 PM
I think everyone on this forum and on the internet in fact needs to be able to atleast score a 20% on the grammatical evaluation. As gizmo stated, one of the main reasons to study grammar is to let other people know that you aren't a complete moron. Some were time period-specific, however. I was particularly confused by the arithmetic question:
"A wagon box is 2 ft. deep, 10 feet long, and 3 ft. wide. How many bushels of wheat will it hold?"
I, personally, have never been told how large a bushel of anything is.

shortone_
Female, 18-29, Canada
 9845 Posts
Friday, November 19, 2004 5:30:43 PM
Holy Mother of God........That test is over 5 hours long!

hobyandy
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3065 Posts
Friday, November 19, 2004 4:10:50 PM
i'd hope there are more questions on each section than that!!! that's a really long time for so few questions!...unless, of course, they want an essay- which i doubt.

angrymonkey
Female, 13-17, Europe
 654 Posts
Friday, November 19, 2004 3:31:09 PM
Outside of the US history, (which is crap to an English person, you learn about 200 years of history, most of us have learnt over 1500 years history)that is total piss. Isn't eigth grade about 14 years old? I could have walked most of that when I was 10.

scuzzy
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 263 Posts
Friday, November 19, 2004 2:01:32 PM
"Rivers and oceans were, and still are, vital to the world's trade markets and global economy. They are also relied upon as a medium for transportation, but not so much today as they were 109 years ago. They are also used, rivers much more than oceans, as a means of converting their energy into electricity through hydroelectric power (although I'm not sure if that was available in 1895. I'd have to look it up)."

The question didn't ask "what is the importance of rivers and oceans with regards to humanity's quality of life". Oceans and rivers are also important because they: play a large role in carving up/building up the land to create animal habitats, they have control over the Earth's climate, etc etc


flovebunny
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 7842 Posts
Friday, November 19, 2004 1:49:46 PM
Thanks for the link, splunge. The test could be real, but it's not proof that education is declining. Click on his link!

one__eye
Female, 18-29, Canada
 490 Posts
Friday, November 19, 2004 1:11:52 PM
I think that a lot of these things (most if ont all of them, really) were drilled into the student's heads. Teaching methods have obviously changed since. It's become more about thinking and less about knowing/memorizing.

Cindy75
Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 35862 Posts
Friday, November 19, 2004 12:17:54 PM
I like snopes. Thats a cool site.

A1Andrew
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 1 Posts
Friday, November 19, 2004 11:16:25 AM
Sorry, but the test is bogus. http://www.snopes.com/language/document/...
However, as the site points out, standards for teachers seem to have been higher in some places.

eRiCaBot
Female, 18-29, Canada
 1029 Posts
Friday, November 19, 2004 10:18:15 AM
i could totally b.s. my way through that...but i bet they'd be pretty strict markers...

Cindy75
Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 35862 Posts
Friday, November 19, 2004 9:34:14 AM
lol @ spanky77. I didnt know alot of those things. Me feel dumm now.

spanky77
Male, 30-39, Canada
 11 Posts
Friday, November 19, 2004 9:21:34 AM
"Give four substitutes for caret 'u'."

1) potato 'u'
2) onion 'u'
3) parsnip 'u'
4) corn 'u'

...did I pass?


kobraski
Female, 18-29, Europe
 115 Posts
Friday, November 19, 2004 6:15:46 AM
wt....f?

donot
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3 Posts
Friday, November 19, 2004 3:24:07 AM
anyway

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